Subject: re: Enhanced locale support for 1.4
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/22/1999 21:35:05
   > Changing binary formats _and_ having to bump all the major numbers
   > at the same time is kinda annoying.
   Hm. I see.

FWIW, changing to ELF and shared library version numbering are quite
separate problems in practise.  using /emul/aout, you can retain old
program support with few hassles (old shells, eg, have broken file
completion for /usr, /usr/lib, /usr/pkg/lib and /usr/X11R6/lib, as
they "see" the /emul/aout dir instead, but little else is affected.)

there is little reason to bump anything for an execution format change.

nevermind -- do you bump it for every port when they switch to ELF?
ha ha ha ha ha :)